Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, Sacramento

Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, Sacramento (must see)

Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park is a state and federally protected area in Sacramento. It features the Leland Stanford House, a mansion once owned by Leland Stanford, Governor of California from 1862 to 1863, U.S. Senator from 1885 to 1893, railroad tycoon, member of the Big Four and founder of Stanford University. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987.The original owner and builder of the home was Sacramento merchant Shelton C. Fogus, a wealthy Sacramento building merchant.

The Renaissance Revival architecture of the original home is attributed to Seth Babson.Between 1871 to 1872, the Stanford family embarked on an ambitious remodeling of the residence. As Stanford had to attend his gubernatorial inauguration by rowboat in 1862, the home was raised twelve feet in response to frequent flooding from the Sacramento River.The home was also expanded from 4,000 square feet to 19,000, and redesigned to reflect the French Second Empire architecture popular of the period. In 1978, the government of California acquired the property for use as a state park. The Sisters of Social Services would remain on the grounds until 1987, when California State Parks designated the mansion and the immediate surrounding land as a state historic park.

Beginning in 1991, with the help of Sacramento businessman and former Stanford University professor Peter McCuen, the Stanford Mansion underwent a 14-year renovation at the cost $22 million dollars. The repairs and restoration were completed in 2005, when the mansion opened to the public. California State Parks offers guided tours through the fully refurbished home.

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Sight Name: Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
Sight Location: Sacramento, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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